Well, there’s a lot of glare on this photo; sorry about that. We spent a few days last week in the western Catskills, in a pretty perfect spot. This was our view! Farmland AND mountains—I couldn’t ask for anything more. There was a lovely pond on the property, where I took a very brief, VERY bracing morning swim. Nearby, the town of Bovina has only one store, but it’s just the right store—a general store where the owner, Bea, makes scrumptious sandwiches, and local people and cats gather for meals and conversation. I am definitely going back to this very special place.